Napster Is No More: Officially Absorbed By Rhapsody

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Napster Is No More: Officially Absorbed By Rhapsody

Today will officially be Napster’s last day of existence after it will finally be taken over by Rhapsody. It has been over a month since Rhapsody announced it purchased the music site from Best Buy (who owned it since 2008), but the process has been finalized, and as of tomorrow Napster is no more.

This marks the end of Napster’s run as the peer-to-peer file sharing site that started it all. Originally launched in 1999, the site was shut down two years later after countless lawsuits piled up and the music industry took a stand against illegal file sharing.

Now Napster will be absorbed into the largest on-demand music service and add its members to Rhapsody’s 800,000 members.

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